Life Without God


Tonight (Wednesday, 2/7, 7:00 pm), gather with your Calvary Chapel family in the Holy Grounds Cafe' or on our website (, Facebook, and YouTube (Calvary Inverness) as we continue our three-year journey through the Bible by turning to the book of Ecclesiastes (1-12).

King Solomon is the author, and he wrote it as an elderly man reflecting, in a very cynical manner, how he had wasted his life.
The reader looks through the eyes of Solomon as he realizes that life without God is empty, meaningless, and futile.

And, no matter what one may possess, accomplish, or obtain, none of it can or will ever satisfy the soul's need for fulfillment.

His life had begun with promise. He had been raised to know, fear, and love God. His Father, King David, had sowed into his life the knowledge of God and the promise of His blessing if Solomon followed and obeyed His commandments.

Unfortunately, no matter how much David desired his son to follow God with all of his heart, something happened that caused Solomon to take a drastic turn. One that led to a life that should have accomplished so much for the Lord, to one that was utterly wasted.

There is much we can learn from Solomon's devastating mistakes. He was no atheist. He knew and believed in God. But he had decided that God didn't matter. And that one decision led to a life of meaninglessness, depravity, and despair.

It was only through the mercy of a loving God that Solomon, at the end of his life, came to this realization, "Fear God and keep His commandments, For this is man's all" (Ecclesiastes 12:13).

It is my prayer, as we go through Ecclesiastes that the Holy Spirit will convict our hearts to give our all to the one who has given us life and equip us to "Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear" (1 Peter 3:15).

In His Strong Love,

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